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n. pl. plasmodes·mata (-mə-tə) or plasmodes·mas also plasmo·desms
A strand of cytoplasm that passes through openings in cell walls and connects the protoplasts of adjacent living plant cells.
plasmodesmata(plăz″mō-dĕz′mă-tă) plasmodesma [″ + Gr. desmos, bond]
Tunnels in plant cell walls. These facilitate communication between cells.
pl. plasmodesmata; a bridge of cytoplasm connecting adjacent cells.